86-yr-old man sets himself on fire in Chandigarh, dies

86-yr-old man sets himself on fire in Chandigarh, dies

An 86-year-old man reportedly set himself on fire in the courtyard of his house in Sector 30 here this evening. Photo for representation only.

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 30

An 86-year-old man reportedly set himself on fire in the courtyard of his house in Sector 30 here this evening.

The victim has been identified as Santosh Singh.

The police said the victim’s son-in-law had died due to renal failure in January this year. The victim was in depression since then. He was alone at home when the incident took place.

The octogenarian was rushed to the GMCH-32. He succumbed to the injuries during treatment. Police officials said prima facie, no foul play was found in the incident. The victim was living with his son, daughter-in-law and a grandson.

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